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Santa Monica Bay consists of 50 miles of scenic coastline with 22 separate public beaches, providing recreational opportunities to visitors year round.
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Los Angeles, CA 90013
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited Santa Monica Pier and Santa Monica Beach for a swim and to look around. It was very windy that day, so we didn´t do the beach. Parking was pretty easy, many parking lots around the pier. Parking a bit expensive, but very convenient. Had...More

Thank Stig J
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great two visits to escape the Valley heat...15degrees cooler.. Fab place to visit,great beach....places to eat....but beware of the scooters.....nightmare.

Thank pauline348
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice place to visit, you will find all types of restaurants to have lunch. The pier is also a MUST when you visit Santa Monica, long walk but it is worth. The Pacific Park is nice, very good to families!

1  Thank Constantino B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went to Santa Monica pier and enjoyed the beach there. There was plenty of room to sit and relax. My son loved being able to walk into the water and just walk around.

1  Thank batangel40
Reviewed 6 days ago

Santa Monica is a nice place Santa Monica bay is great place for a walk, clean beaches nice views great for photos

Thank 57chevycustom
Reviewed 6 days ago

It totally depends what you want from LA, but we were definitely glad we came here during our three-day stay. We actually walked from Venice Beach along the boardwalk. We didn't like Venice Beach as much but the whole walk and experience was enjoyable. When...More

Thank Georgia M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't expecting this place to be amazing, however I absolutely loved it. The beach is great, the pier is nostalgic and the sunset beautiful. I arrived here early one more and there was plenty of parking. Stopped by again in the late afternoon and...More

Thank Ryan H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Santa Monica has the beach, shopping and some interesting newly gentrified areas within a 10 minute drive. Worth looking at if you are planning to spend more than a few days in LA.

Thank Phil B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whole are is not crowded in the monring but after 11 it is getting crowded. It is a good place to visit if you love beaches

1  Thank gayan1991
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definietly worth a visit. Could easily spend a few hours or even a day. We trekked from Venice Beach and made our way to Santa Monica Pier which is well worth

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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23 February 2018|
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Response from Kgnof1977 | Reviewed this property |
Air Food will surprise you with true French food. Interesting menu and stunning flavours. Casual and reasonably priced too. One for true food lovers. It’s about 5 minutes walk or less from the Pier.
23 February 2018|
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Response from Rebecca R | Reviewed this property |
You are talking about “movie stars”? Go to Malibu, north end of Santa Monica Bay- a lot of “stars” live there. Go to any of the shopping areas on PCH (Pacific Coast Highway). Also stars live in Pacific Palisades- walk the... More
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14 January 2018|
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Response from Belzob | Reviewed this property |
I say.........................go prepared! People in CA find the warmest temps cold while if you are coming from the South you are so happy to have the same temperatures. Easy to take a jacket and sweaters off - tough to... More